Top 5 Best Parrots for Beginners

Pet Parrot for Beginners

Pet Birds
9. Apr 2019
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Top 5 Best Parrots for Beginners

More people are buying Parrots everyday but reselling them at an even faster rate, this is due to the misconception of how easy it is to look after these beautiful creatures. Parrots can be a misleading pet due to people thinking they do not have time for a cat or dog so they need to invest in something smaller that needs less attention. Realistically parrots need just as much attention as our feline and canine friends. If your heart is set on adopting a Parrot it is best to start off with a 'beginner' parrot if you have not had much interaction with Parrots before or if you are unsure as to what you are getting yourself into. Your feathery friend will become attached to you for a big part of your life and all of theirs. 

 

Number One: Budgies 

Budgies are very social birds, they love to investigate every nook of your room and strand of your hair. They love to 'chat' and are inexpensive to care for. Native to Australia. Lifespan 5-10 years in captivity. 

Number Two: Cockateils

Their singing is beautiful and they love imitating your sounds. Can gauge their mood by assessing their crest. Native to Australia. Lifesan 15- 20 years in captivity. 

Number Three: Lovebird

Super cuddly and affectionate birds making anybody want to socialise with them on a regular basis. Easy to care for and when patnered with another of its kind, will have enough entertainment without human company. Adaptable to your lifestyle. Not native to Australia. Lifespan 10-15 years in captivity. 

Number Four: Cockatoos 

If the Cockatoo is raised in the correct nurturing environment it will be your most loyal companion. Their voice is usually described as 'sweet' and they love to show off their newly learnt tricks. The neighbors will not be too upset if your parrot makes noises as the sun rises and sets.  Native to Australia. Lifespan 50-70 years. 

Number Five: Sun Conure

These loving birds are very sociable and easily bond with humans without huge amounts of time being spent as they can entertain themselves. Their 'squark' is loud bt if you have neighbors that are pretty easy going then these could be your perfect companion. Not native to Australia. Lifespan 15-20 years in captivity. 

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